Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?Leading Signalman. P/JX 140721. Joined RN in 1932 age 14 at HMS St Vincent. Served on Arctic convoys. Onboard Cossack as a Signalman January 1939 (Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant). Served on HMS Matchless. Discharged from RN January 1949 as Chief Yeoman of Signals. Married three times and had a son and daughter. Became GPO Post Master in Brighton. Died October 1992. His ashes were scattered at sea. Grandson (Richard Elford )piloted helicopters in Afghanistan.